36 43. Like the calf growing into a bull, the tender elephant into a tusker, and the whelp into a lion, BO also the prince, who rivalled Indra in fame, attained maturity like the young moon gaining the fulness of beauty. 44. On the prosperous and splendid son Bukkaraja the king laid the burden of (governing) the earth, and devoted himself to charity, and the pleasures of the chase and of women. 45. (Possibly designing) to make a new garment for Sambhu just to please the moon and the deer (of Siva), or to protect the cows (in the land), or to destroy the orna- ment on the standard of the enemy (the Cola), he killed the tigers in the forest along with lions of irresistible might, while he (only) frightened the elephant (without killing it) because its globes were beautiful like the breasts of women* 46. Enjoying the status of the crown prince, Bukkaraja ruled the earth with as much power in his charge as his father. 47. "With him (Bukka) the earth seemed to have Rama (for her ruler), because he shone by killing his enemies (was accompanied by Satrughna). was learned in the dance (was followed by Bbarata), had good qualities and was devoted to Hari and Isvara (was attended by Laksmana and the monkey Lord Hanuman), was a foe to villains (Khara), and afraid of slander (terror to Dusana). 48. The nails of his feet being reflected on the coronets of the kings who made obeisance to him caused pleasure by appearing like the coloured sprouts of fame or garlands of pearl 49. Then the broad-minded son of Lord Harihara, firm in his valour, set out to conquer the JLndhra ruler who was defiant on account of his pride and the accession of ttrength by hi* alliance with the Yavanas (Muham- madans).